Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistant (GA) positions provide students the opportunity to combine theory and practice while offering assistance that may include an hourly wage and/or housing. At approximately 20 hours per week (varies by role), these positions allow students to focus on academic coursework while gaining practical experience in the field of student affairs.

Positions for 2022-23 are now closed.

These positions are offered for a 10-month period during the academic year. Positions are reserved for students in the two-year, cohort-based MA in Student Affairs Program. You do not have to be accepted into your program to submit an application. Please note that a separate cover letter is required for each GA position for which you are applying.  

Below are examples of previous graduate assistantships offered. 

Off-Campus Graduate Assistantships

Willamette University, Campus Recreation Facility & Membership Operations, Graduate Assistant 

Location: Willamette University (Salem, Or) 

Willamette University Department of Campus Recreation in collaboration and partnership with the Lewis and Clark Graduate Program in Education and Counseling (focus in Student Affairs Administration) are pleased to announce a Facility Operations Graduate Assistant Position. Willamette University is looking for a diverse individual with experience in Campus Recreation Facility Operations or has a willingness to work and learn in the field of Higher Education Administration & Recreation. The dedicated individual in this role, along with the Director of Campus Recreation, will help manage the Willamette University Sparks Fitness Center, Henkle Gym & Sparks Turf Field for open recreational opportunities, and our Sparks Aquatics Center. You will supervise a staff of 25 to 35 student facility staff, lifeguards, and 1 or 2 student managers. This is a 10.5 month contracted position with a 20-hour workweek. You will be paid $20.00 an hour.

Linfield University, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program Coordinator 

Location: Linfield Portland Campus 

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program Coordinator at the School of Nursing (SON) is responsible for cultivating an inclusive, positive, and supportive environment that creates personal success and engagement initiatives for students from communities underrepresented in nursing through the development of student support services and campus cultural programming. This position may assist with the implementation of various other department programs and services to ensure student success and create a diverse, engaging, and healthy student experience. 

On-Campus Graduate Assistantships 

Health Promotion & Wellness, Graduate Assistant

Location: College of Arts and Sciences

Support the staff, programs, and events of the Office of Health Promotion and Wellness. Provide ongoing support for the development, implementation, and evaluation of prevention programs in relation to promoting healthy behaviors in the student population. Provide programmatic support in conjunction with the mission of Health Promotion and Wellness as well as the collective Wellness Services at Lewis & Clark. This position reports directly to the Director for Health Promotion.


Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement, Graduate Assistant 

Location: College of Arts and Sciences

The purpose of the Graduate Assistant (GA) position is to support the daily operations of the Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement (IME) office. IME leads the Division of Student Life’s commitment to a diverse and equity-oriented community. The Graduate Assistant will be responsible for leading certain programs as well as working with the rest of the IME staff in supporting IME events and programs. This work will be centered around IME’s mission in supporting historically underrepresented students and IME’s core values of equity, inclusion, multicultural engagement, and social justice.

Career Center, Graduate Assistant 

Location: College of Arts and Sciences

The Career Center Graduate Assistant is primarily responsible for project management, implementation, and execution of the Career Center’s yearly First-Destination Survey, reported externally for bench marking purposes and used institutionally for assistance with marketing to prospective students and other assessment purposes. The Graduate Assistant will provide further support to the Career Center’s programs, events, and digital initiatives. Qualifications to succeed in this position include: experience with research and data analysis; excellent time and project management skills; ability to work both collaboratively and independently, and attention to detail. This position reports directly to the Director of the Career Center, working collaboratively with the Employer Relations Coordinator and other members of the Career Center team.

Office of Student Accessibility, Graduate Assistant 

Location: College of Arts and Sciences

Case Management GA will meet with students who are experiencing barriers to the overall success or need support with accessing resources both on-campus and off-campus.

Administrative GA will support the administrative tasks within the office by: greeting students, triaging their needs and answering the main office phone. Support the Administrative Specialist (AS) with office support and backup coverage when the AS is out of the office.

Testing Proctor GA will oversee all day-to-day aspects of proctoring of exams in the undergrad campus Testing Center. Proctors ensure that all exams are carried out in compliance with office policies, regulations, guidelines, and standards. Proctors ensure confidentiality of test results and maintain the security of testing materials.

Note Taker GA helps with the OSA Note Taker Program which oversees all day-to-day aspects of note-taker hiring. Notetaker GA duties include but not limited to; general administration duties, recruiting note-takers, and assigning note takers for students with disabilities. The position will work under the direction of and be supervised by the Associate Director of OSA.

Technology GA helps the OSA office with general technology support to help with the implementation of accessibility aides, accessible education materials, social media, and website upkeep.